Punch Douglas Are As Country As It Gets

Punch Douglas Are As Country As It Gets

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The music business can be tough but it depends what you’re looking to get out of it or trying to do with your music. It’s a way of life just like anything else. For us it has been a great experience so far and we plan to continue working hard to get as much out of it as we can.- @PunchDouglas

Listen to the Live interview
Episode #352 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/08/18/episode-352-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW PUNCH DOUGLAS
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interviewing: Douglas McMullen and Mark McMullen

The music business…
can be tough but it depends what you’re looking to get out of it or trying to do with your music. It’s a way of life just like anything else. For us it has been a great experience so far and we plan to continue working hard to get as much out of it as we can.

Without any outside funding or financial support…
we have learned to do everything on our own independently. It’s a lot more work but also more smooth operating, we work well together and decision making is quick and efficient for us.

We always wanted to have a full album…
instead of an ep or singles. That’s what we have done and singles can come from that. There are pros and cons to both approaches. We might be writing and releasing a couple of new singles in the near future before we write another album this time and see how that goes?

Social media…
today gives us the ability to share our work with people, which was a lot more difficult to accomplish in the past. In the past, the only way to get your music heard was by playing gigs and/or being lucky enough to secure a record deal. Now you can put it right in front of peoples faces immediately and hope that they give it a listen and then like what they hear and want more.

I think we both would most want to have 5 minutes with our mother…
She passed away September 18th, 2011. There are a couple of songs on the album that were inspired by her. It would be nice to tell her what we’ve been up to and see the smile and feel the unconditional support that she always gave us.

In country music there is an emphasis on trends and staying current…
Songs can become dated very quickly with the constant evolution of writing styles like rhyming trends and popular catch-phrases. Our song writing is in the ‘story telling’ category, for better or worse?

We were influenced by…
our parent’s music, like old-time rock and roll and country, as well as music that we stumbled across, like AC/DC and Iron Maiden, that as kids, had an influence on us and inspired us to want to play music too.

As Country As It Gets…

We wrote the song about …
growing up in the country and always coming back to it. When we started playing our Dad built us a ‘jam shed’ above his garage and we’d have friends sometimes playing till the morning. It never bothered anyone because there were no neighbors out there. That practice led to touring across Canada and the U.S. for several years as a rock tribute band. We would tend to write songs more in the country genre though and seeing as we were ‘country’ boys, we just wrote this song and then the rest of the album about our lives to date.

We decided to build our own studio to record and produce our album independently.

When we began writing the album…
we agreed that it all had to be true stories. That’s what we were able to accomplish in the end, a collection of songs written about experiences in our lives. Every single lyric can be explained as part of the story.

Song/Album can be purchased at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dead-end-dirt-road/id1083326172

Purchase physical CD at: http://www.punchdouglas.com/#!buy-stuff/bbc14

Ontario, Canada…
Douglas lives on a ‘dead end dirt road’ (the albums title), near Janetville, and Mark lives on a farm near Omemee, both in Ontario, Canada. There are a lot of good musicians in the surrounding areas.

 

I don’t think either of us are much into quotes…
but one that comes to mind is something our father said a while back.

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He said ‘when you see people running you walk, but if you see people walking, then you run like hell!’ He said his father told him that once. Not sure what exactly that quote was pertaining to at the time, but it sounds good. Unless there’s a fire…

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